Posted 1M ago by @JesterPetiveria

Hi. Some of the lower leaves are curling up. The pot has ...

7ft to light, direct
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
I'm glad you found Greg, Alex!

You have a beautiful plant!These plants love humidity! Do you know the humidity level near that plant? They also hate to dry out. When they dry out, often the lower leaves will suffer first. οΏΌ(:
Good to know. I mist them twice a week but as it gets some sun via a skylight maybe it’s drying out. Will water daily and see if that helps
Totally agree with @sarahsalith I think you need to up the humidity a bit! πŸ₯° I mist mine at least twice a DAY! lol πŸ˜‚ since I don't have a humidity cabinet... And grouping then together with other humidity living tropicals helps as they "breathe" moisture and help create a little warm, do microclimate (coz reaching the 60-80% humidity they like is pretty tough in modern house!) xx
Misting is fun, but a humidifier is better. If you don't have a humidifier, you can always make a pebble tray. Find a tray that is about 2 - 4" wider than the diameter of the leaves (looking down from the top). Put some pebbles, small rocks, leca, or fishtank rocks at the bottom and pour in water until it reaches the tops of the little rocks. Put the plant in the middle and water as usual. The water will evaporate around the plant and add humidity to that area! (:
Hello Alex πŸ™‚

Calatheas does not like tap water, so if you water with tap water, the brown tips could be because of chemical buildup in the foliage.
They should be watered with distilled or rain water only ☺️

Furling of the leaves is usually due to underwatering, and if you mist the plant, you should stop πŸ™‚πŸŒΏπŸ’§

The only thing it does is up the chance of fungal issues, and any standing water on the leaves can lead to leaf damage πŸͺ΄πŸƒ

They do not like drafts at all, so if there is any draft near the plant, that could also be problematic 🌱🌿

The top leaves look vibrant and healthy, so I wouldn't be too worried ☺️πŸͺ΄

I don't have any added humidity to my calatheas, and they have acclimated really well.
The most important thing is that the humidity doesn't fluctuate too much, rather than having it be really high.
So I find that it's more about consistency and keeping the environment around the plant steady, rather than adding humidifiers everywhere, unless you have REALLY low humidity where you live ofc. ☺️🌿